Are you considering LASIK? Are you wondering if you have to wear sunglasses after the procedure?
If you want the best results after you have LASIK, you need to be thoroughly prepared. After having LASIK, your eyes will be much more sensitive than normal.
Even bright lights and air could irritate your eyes. Keep reading to find out why it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses after LASIK!
Should I wear sunglasses after I have LASIK?
Yes. Sunglasses protect your eyes from intense light and the sun’s UV rays. After LASIK eye surgery, your eyes are going to be more sensitive.
Protecting them will keep you comfortable and assist with the recovery process. You may feel a little silly but after LASIK, you may want to consider wearing your sunglasses inside.
Wearing them inside and outside can protect your eyes from light and any particles in the air. You should wear your sunglasses anytime you go outside after you have LASIK.
Even if you can’t see the sun, it’s still there. That means even on cloudy days, you should still wear sunglasses. The sun’s brightness could cause discomfort after LASIK and while you recover.
Also, after LASIK, going outside without sunglasses could cause your vision to become cloudy. When this happens, it’s called a corneal haze.
What type of sunglasses should I buy?
There are many things you should look for when picking out a pair of sunglasses, including:
You should only buy high-quality sunglasses. This means that your sunglasses provide 100% UVA and UVB protection.
If your sunglasses provide this protection, they will have a sticker on the side of the frame.
While you are selecting a pair of sunglasses, make sure they are comfortable. You want them to be comfortable because you will be wearing them for long periods of time.
You don’t want a pair that is too tight or loose. Any sunglasses you buy should be a style that you’re comfortable wearing.
If you don’t like them, you’re less likely to wear them and protect your eyes. You want to select a style that you like and will want to wear.
While recovering from LASIK, it is common to see glare. But purchasing polarized lenses helps reduce glare.
Having a pair of polarized sunglasses can make your recovery from LASIK easier since you won’t have to deal with glare. Also, polarized lenses don’t have to be expensive. You will see a sticker or tag on the glasses letting you know if they are polarized or not.
How long do I need to wear sunglasses?
Your eyes are especially sensitive for the first week after you have LASIK. Plan to wear sunglasses for at least the first week after your LASIK procedure.
Also, even post-LASIK surgery, you should continue wearing sunglasses. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.
Sunglasses can also keep harmful particles, dust, or other debris out of your eyes as they recover. Wearing sunglasses after you have LASIK is a great way to protect your eyes while they are healing.
Are you ready to make finding out if you’re a LASIK candidate a priority? Schedule a LASIK consultation at Metro Eye Care in Paramus, NJ!